Notre Dame: Ade Ogundeji was Defensive Player of the Game vs. BC

The Notre Dame defense put on a clinic against Boston College on Saturday, winning with ease.

The final score was 40-7 and this was Notre Dame’s third straight game winning by over 30 points. With multiple injuries striking the Irish defense throughout the game, many players were forced to step up — and did so in a big way.

Honorable Mentions

Khalid Kareem

The Senior defensive end left it all on the field during his last ever game at Notre Dame stadium. Despite an injury scare during the game, Kareem was dominant and the Boston College O-Line was no match for him. Kareem finished the day with a total of six tackles — one of those being a sack — and a forced fumble. For a full breakdown of Kareem’s stats, click here.

Asmar Bilal

The fifth-year senior also gave it his all on Saturday, leaving no questions about his ability to play football at a high level. Bilal ended the day with a total of eight tackles — one of which was for loss — and a pass defended. As much of question mark that Asmar was going into this season, I can definitely say he will be missed, despite there still being one game left to play. For a full breakdown of Bilal’s stats, click here.

Alohi Gilman

While he is able to return for a fifth year, it doesn’t look very likely that he will. The senior safety played very well on his senior day, totaling seven tackles — one of those being a sack. For a full breakdown of Gilman’s stats, click here.

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Defensive Player of the Game

Ade Ogundeji

WIth Julian Okwara suffering a season-ending injury previously against Duke, Ade definitely stepped up to the plate this game and played some big time football for the Irish. While it is likely he will return next year and be the starting defensive-end for the Irish, there is a chance this could have been his last home game in an Irish uniform. Ade finished the day with a total of six tackles — three of which were for loss and two being sacks. To add on to this, Ade also recorded a forced fumble. For a full breakdown of Ogundeji’s stats, click here.

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